SAJID Javid has attacked the job conditions which prompted him to resign as chancellor today, saying "no self-respecting" minister would have accepted them. 

Speaking for the first time following his resignation this morning, the Tory MP said the caveat attached to his role in the Treasury meant he was "left with no option other than to resign". 

The conditions imposed by Number 10 would have resulted in Javid firing all of his advisers and replacing them with ones who would report to Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings.

The former Cabinet member said: "It’s been a huge honour to serve as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and whilst I was very pleased that the Prime Minister wanted to reappoint me I was unable to accept the conditions that he had attached.

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"I felt I was left with no option other than to resign. My successor has my full support, and the Prime Minister continues to enjoy my full support as does the Government."

He was asked if he felt he was "Chancellor in name only" as a result of Cummings's influence.

He replied: "The conditions that were attached was a requirement that I replace all my political advisors. These are people that have worked incredibly hard – on behalf of not just the Government but the whole country, done a fantastic job.

"I was unable to accept those conditions. I don’t believe any self-respecting minister would accept such conditions. So therefore I felt the best thing to do was to go."

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The Bromsgrove MP was then asked if the conditions were requested by Cummings. 

He replied: "Those were the conditions requested by the Prime Minister, that was of course his prerogative. As I say my successor has my full support, as does the Prime Minister and I will continue to support this government every way I can from the back benches."

Rishi Sunak was made Chancellor this morning after Javid's resignation. 

It is not clear whether the UK Budget will go ahead on March 11 as planned.